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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ullah is suspected of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and setting off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, injuring himself and a few others. (Twitter)

The Bangladeshi would-be bomber -- a walking ad for Trump's immigration policies

The animal was not detected beforehand and his plot was not foiled by authorities. A bomb did go off and terror was most certainly struck in hearts of millions. It all could have ended very, very differently and untold numbers of innocent humans would have -- once again -- been slaughtered in the name of Allah. Published December 12, 2017

Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Flynn just the latest juicy kill in Swampdom

The swamp is really bubbling now. The slobbering jackals with glowing eyes are slipping and sliding on their own drool, in a frenzy ready to feed on the juiciest kill in all of Swampdom. Published December 3, 2017

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump in tweets Sunday, Nov. 26, is again coming to the side of Moore by bashing the Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The case for Roy Moore

Once upon a time, even a Yellow Dog could get elected in places like Alabama -- so long as he was a Democrat. That dog done run off and nowadays a Democrat can't hardly win, even when running against an accused pedophile. Published November 26, 2017

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who said President Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago, later defended him. "Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction," she said. (Associated Press/File)

Democrats' depravity laid bare by Bill Clinton

With profiles in courage like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in powerful positions of authority around here, is it any wonder that men and women of America are living in such respectful bliss and harmony with one another? Published November 18, 2017

Meredith Cooper visits a makeshift memorial following a worship service for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community last week, killing more than two dozen. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Warren, Obama eager to exploit church shooting

Such is the state of politics in America today that one entire wing of elected politicians is dominated by people who eagerly salivate every time a whacko gunman goes on some senseless rampage. Published November 12, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., walks onstage to address the Ralph Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Northam victory based on dishonesty and racial animus

Yes, Virginia, there is still a Jim Crow. And his name is Ralph Northam, who deployed the most racially charged, dishonest, divisive and incendiary campaign in decades to get elected governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Published November 7, 2017

Christ Church looks down on George Washington, Robert E. Lee

CORRECTION: In a column dated Oct. 29, 2017, I incorrectly noted: "The vestry of Christ Church in Alexandria, however, is not capable of grappling with such complexities. Truly, pearls before swine. After all, it is so much easier just to obliterate painful history than to understand it and learn from it." Published November 5, 2017

Christ Church's decision to tear down markers of President George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee alienates those who honor these men. (Associated Press)

Christ Church and the slavers' blood money

"All are welcome. No exceptions," reads the cheap, blue sign zip-tied to the wrought iron fence between brick pillars outside Christ Church in Alexandria. Published October 29, 2017

Small Russian flags with the word "Trump" written on them are thrown by a protester as President Donald Trump, escorted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives on Capitol Hill to have lunch with Senate Republicans and push for his tax reform agenda, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

'James Bond Journalist' throws Russian flag at Trump

What does it say about the State of Journalism in America today that when some kook wants to smuggle a bunch of Russian flags into the highly secured U.S. Capitol to throw at the president, he dresses up like a reporter? Published October 25, 2017

Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

A clown in a cowboy hat

For the good of humanity -- not to mention the notion of self-governance in America -- this woman must be removed from public office. Published October 20, 2017

"We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran's nuclear breakout," President Trump said Friday in refusing to re-certify the nuclear deal President Obama signed. (Associated Press)

Trump takes wrecking ball to the swamp that is D.C.

There is the old adage that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. This has always been because the swamp contains the nastiest reptilian creatures that will just as soon strike you in the back as look at you. Published October 15, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly began by saying, "Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently, I'm not quitting today." (Associated Press)

The general schools doltish press corps

Gen. John Kelly stepped to the podium in the White House briefing room and delivered a bare-bottom, wire-brush, red-rash public spanking of the political press Thursday-- the likes of which we have never seen in the age of modern media. Except, perhaps, every single time President Trump addresses the media or hurls fiery bolts of Twitter lightning in their general direction. Published October 12, 2017

Participants in the Columbus Day Parade ride a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus in New York. A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has new momentum but the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also prompted howls of outrage from some Italian Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Columbus deserves his day

In this era of Making America Great Again, it is true and wonderful to celebrate this great and glorious holiday and sing high praises for the good and daring adventurer who discovered America. Published October 8, 2017

A cost guard helicopter arrives to deliver emergency supplies after the passing of of Hurricane Maria, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 30 2017. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday accused the Trump administration of "killing us with the inefficiency" after the storm. She begged the president, who is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives," and appealed for help "to save us from dying." (Thais Llorca/Pool Photo via AP)

Puerto Rico the latest crisis Democrats see as too good to let go to waste

And so on President Trump goes, once more slaughtering yet another political sacred cow: the hurricane-ravaged, flooded-out, helpless local pol -- weeping before the jackals in the media -- accusing the federal government of failing to protect her people from Mother Nature. Published October 1, 2017

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal airport, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Critics call Trump 'self-interested' like it's a bad thing

As a businessman, a builder and a real estate tycoon in the most fiercely competitive real estate market on the planet, President Trump has spent his entire life exercising his own considerable self-interest. He built a huge and admirable fortune trying to make a buck for himself. Published September 24, 2017

United States President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump jingles spurs at U.N., decries rogue regimes Obama bowed to

After a decade of global apology, squirrelly deals and appeasement of the world's worst actors, America has returned to the ramparts of its founding ideals, unapologetically backed -- of course -- by the 16-inch guns of an armada of battleships. Published September 19, 2017